This Year's Highlights

BERLIN 365/24 – Berlin is a happening place

In Berlin, there’s always so much to do, every day of the year, any time of the day – a sparkling array of events, highlights, entertainment and culture. Berlin is 365/24. And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. You may also want to have a look at our Tips of the Day and the Event Calendar!

The Highlights from Berlin’s Event Calendar (pdf).

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Alltag – Mauer – Stasi : Im DDR Museum geht man auf eine spannende Zeitreise in die sozialistische Vergangenheit und erlebt Geschichte zum Anfassen!

DDR Museum
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016

On the very spot where the wall once divided Germany, HINTERM HORIZONT, featuring the great hits of Udo Lindenberg, unites fact and fiction in a moving story about...

Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016

The new Sightseeing-Highlight in Berlin: WORLD OF CYBEROBICS® . Futuristic design. Virtual workouts. Healthy snacks and drinks. Admission free!

04/29/2016 - 12/31/2016

An OCEAN of Colours.

The countdown is running in Berlin: Up to 13th April 2017 the first International Garden Exhibition in the German capital...

IGA-Orte(Gärten der Welt, Wuhletal, Kienberg)
04/13/2017 - 10/15/2017

Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin(am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 12/31/2017

Permanent exhibition about the two summer weeks in 1995, when Christo & Jeanne Claude wrapped the German Reichstag completely into silver fabric.

11/25/2015 - 12/31/2017

Spectacular dinosaur find! TRISTAN OTTO, one of the world’s best preserved specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, moved to Berlin in December 2015 when the...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/12/2018
Festival & set of events

Wrocław / Breslau is European Capital of Culture in 2016 (together with San Sebastian, Spain). Berlin was and is the cultural capital of Germany.

In 2016, we...

diverse Orte
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016

With a large collection of sculptures and ceramics, the exhibition “MAYA – The Language of Beauty” addresses an underlying aspect of pre-Hispanic fine arts: the body...

04/12/2016 - 08/07/2016

Multimedia Show through world's history close to Brandenburg Gate

The multi media time travel through 300 years of world history shows the...

The Gate
04/28/2016 - 12/31/2017

The exhibition in the European House Berlin

With the new exhibition EUROPA EXPERIENCE at the Brandenburg gate, the Information Office of the...

Europäisches Haus
05/14/2016 - 12/31/2020

Die Debatte um Migration erlebt gerade einen neuen Höhepunkt, Einwanderung und deren Auswirkungen sind in Deutschland aber kein neues Phänomen. Die Ausstellung „Immer...

Deutsches Historisches Museum
05/21/2016 - 10/16/2016
Festival & set of events

For 10 years now the Citadel Music Festival has been an integral part of the Berlin summer. With up to 25 concerts per season the festival represents a musical...

Zitadelle Spandau
05/27/2016 - 08/28/2016
Festival & set of events

The 9th Berlin Biennale has been set to take place between 2016 June 4 and September 18 and will bring together a range of local and international artistic positions...

Berlin Biennale
06/04/2016 - 09/18/2016

The JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION is a private collection of contemporary international art with a focus on time-based media.

Julia Stoschek Collection
06/09/2016 - 09/18/2016

An open-air exhibition on the Peaceful Revolution 1989/90 will start in the courtyard of the Stasi Museum in Summer 2016.

Stasi Museum (Forschungs- und Gedenkstätte Normannenstraße)(Außengelände/Courtyard)
06/15/2016 - 06/01/2019
Classical concert

International Festival of Young Opera Singers

Unfortunately, this information is currently only available in German:

Die Kammeroper...

Schloss Rheinsberg
06/24/2016 - 08/13/2016
Festival & set of events

Tickets up from 8,- Euro.

Kloster Chorin
06/25/2016 - 08/28/2016

Zwischen den Welten - Between the Worlds

Schloss Roskow
07/10/2016 - 09/18/2016

Go to the museum on a beautiful summer’s day? In Berlin, that’s actually a great idea! Where else can you find more beautiful gardens open for everyone to enjoy?...

Miscellaneous venues in Berlin
07/11/2016 - 08/28/2016

Summer night run for runners, Nordic walkers, in-line skater and wheelchair users through the inner city.

07/30/2016 - 7.50pm

Summer night run for runners, Nordic walkers, in-line skater and wheelchair users through the inner city.

07/30/2016 - 7.10pm

2016 is the centenary of DADA. With their broad spectrum of new formats and aesthetic strategies, the Dadaists were a major influence on the course of 20th-century...

Berlinische Galerie - Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
08/05/2016 - 11/07/2016
Fair, procession & parade

At the Berlin Beer Festival about 2000 types of beer from around the whole world are on offer. From A like “Adelscott“, past K like „Kilkenny“ till Z like „Zunft-...

08/05/2016 - 08/07/2016
Festival & set of events

The festival's 28th edition will concentrate heavily on world premières and international co-productions as well as realising new projects by Berlin artists. The...

Verschiedene Orte
08/12/2016 - 09/04/2016
Festival & set of events

Every year, youth symphony orchestras from all over the world enrich the classic summer in Berlin with concerts. The word "Euro" of the festival name refers to the...

Konzerthaus Berlin
08/17/2016 - 09/03/2016
Festival & set of events

Concerts, dance, drama, readings and romantic illuminations – a unique experience in Sanssouci park, once home to the Prussian kings.

Park Sanssouci
08/20/2016 - 5p.m.
Festival & set of events

Going to a museum late at night – that's the idea behind the "Long Night at the Museums" in Berlin. Several Berlin museums first came up with this idea in 1997 and...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
08/27/2016 - 6p.m.-2a.m.

Once a year, the German Chancellor and ministers roll out the red carpet for open day visitors keen to look behind the scenes and get an insight into how the...

08/27/2016 - 08/28/2016

On Sunday, 28 August 2016 Berlin’s biggest sports festival is taking place from 10am to 6pm.

Olympiapark Berlin
08/28/2016 - 10am - 6pm

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.